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Funded Early Learning Entitlement

Watoto Preschool are registered with the Sheffield City Council to offer the government’s funded early learning / childcare entitlement schemes,


The schemes provide up to 15 or 30 hours per week of government funded childcare for eligibility children (subject to criteria) until they reach compulsory school age.

Coming Soon

9 - 23 Months

From September 24 up to 15 funded hours for eligible working families with a child between 9 and 23 months.

2 Year Olds

Eligible 2-year-olds the term after their 2nd birthday

Working Families

15 Hours funded childcare.

From September 2025: 30hr 


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Families in receipt of low-income benefits

15 hours funded childcare.

Check Eligibility 

3 & 4 Year Olds 

Every 3-year-olds the term after their 3rd birthday and up to school aged in England are entitled to 570 hours of funded early education or childcare per year, regardless of family status. This is usually taken as 15 hours each week for 38 weeks of the year.   


Up to 30 hours for eligible working families with a child aged 3 & 4.

From September 2025 this extends to children 9 months old up to school age.

Check Eligibility

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